I have a 2006 BMW. When trying to pair my New Samsung S8+ the car has acknowledged that the pairing is successful but then the device is dripped from both sides. This was not previously an issue with my S6 edge and since this has become an issue I have tried pairing again with my work device (S6) of which was successful.
Hi all.... I know I am late to the table here but this BT pairing issue is really winding me up! I have a 2014 BMW 530d with Std audio and Sat Nav etc and a Galaxy S9+. Constant issues with pairing (drop outs, takes ages to connect, no contact syncs etc). When I bought the car I had an S8+ and kept that phone fully updated with latest firmware/android versions etc. Worked a treat, no issues as with the S9+.
I have tried all sorts to fix.... Factory reset of phone, clearing cache, un pairing every BT device etc. Nothing! Little bit more joy in terms of a more stable connection after using SmartLock and deactivating BT on the car and then reactivating it etc (still not great though).
Strange thing is, the phone works a treat with my wife's 2000 reg Mini Cooper D! Contacts sync brilliantly! Go figure.
Can't understand it. Can only really accept calls in my BMW at the moment which isn't great and very frustrating. Because of the connection instability, it doesn't retain call logs or last dialled records etc. My work mobile, iPhone 7 on latest update, works a treat. Bluetooth version differences here I think in that s9+ is BT 5.0, but that doesn't explain why it works on a Mini which is 3.5yrs older than my BMW.
Cannot change phone as it would cost me a packet to come out of a 24m contract after 3.5 months.
Can anyone share any updated information here?
Thanks in advance.
Just got my Samsung Galaxy S9+ last week. After spending countless hours trying to fix the blutooth pairing issue with my BMW 535i 2011 model, it is still not working. I even took my car into the shop and paid $150 to update the car software! THEN I replaced the phone with a new one yesterday. Can you imagine my ?rage? that it still won't hold the pairing?
OK, this is it. I've spent hours trying to pair my S9 to my 2012 BMW. My S4 --- no problem, but this new phone -- is just one BIG problem.
I've been 4 on the phone w/Verizon tech, then BMW tech. Spent 2 hours having my entire software system in my car updated by the dealer. Dealer tech couldn't help pair.
After ALL that I amDone. Returning the phone tomorrow. I cannot have a phone that doesn't work in my car.
To the folks at Samsung - Clearly, this is not an isolated issue. How many more of these posts do you need to read before you decide to fix this issue?
We had major issues too but after many hours googling and trying is NOW FIXED! There is a SW bug/feature in BMW F10/F11 and others that hates an emoji or symbol in a paired device name. Made our Bluetooth useless, or at best very flaky and we were very upset. S8, S9, ios would not reliably pair, couldn't see the pair list at all. BMW support notes recognise the emoji problem but our solution wasn't listed. We pushed the pairing off the list (max 5 paired items) by going through the motions of pairing several new devices. Once we had bumped the bad one off the list the system came back perfect. Hope it works for anyone with similar issue. Note BMW official support notes say Car software reset will NOT work so don't let your garage charge you for that.